Physical activity is an important part of living a balanced lifestyle. However, movement throughout the day and participating in physical activity requires energy. To make sure we have enough energy, we have to fuel our bodies with the right food and nutrition. Similar to how a car requires gas/fuel to function, our bodies need enough… Continue Reading Fueling up for Movement
Sunny side up, scrambled, hard boiled… You may know that eggs are a delicious, protein-packed breakfast. But did you know that they’re also packed with a bunch of other health benefits? Keep reading to learn all about them and their egg-celent benefits.
Did you ever notice that a serving size was much smaller than what you would normally consume in one sitting? If so, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noticed. The new Nutrition Facts label now includes updated, realistic serving sizes and packaging requirements based on science.
In our previous post about the 6 Basic Nutrients, we gave a short description of the macronutrient protein. Today, we’ll go into more detail about protein, its functions in the body, sources of protein, and some information about different diets that focus on protein intake.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’re going to get down to the basics of nutrition and talk about the different types of nutrients and what they do in our bodies. This will be the first in a series of posts about each nutrient our bodies need to function. So while we normally focus on… Continue Reading The Six Basic Nutrients
Sometimes our efforts to eat smart miss the forest for the trees. We spend a lot of time wondering if individual foods are healthy. But we don’t always pay the same attention to our overall diet pattern. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate have helped to shift the focus from nutrients and food groups to… Continue Reading Healthy Food or Healthy Diet?
Written by Lindsey Kummer Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 As a college student, a lot of my meals are eaten out. Finding healthy options can be hard at times, but I want to share with you a great method of how to create healthy meals, anywhere you go! A popular fast food restaurant for… Continue Reading Who Else Loves Chipotle?
Now that we’ve posted about foods to stock in your pantry and refrigerator, it’s time to “chill” and talk about foods to keep in your freezer. Here are some reasons why your freezer can be your best friend: It’s a wonderful time-saving device when you don’t have time to cook from scratch Once defrosted, frozen… Continue Reading Build a Better Pantry Part 3 – Freezer Foods
Welcome to the first of our new blog series, Build a Better Pantry. The purpose of this is to help you 1- Create a list of food to keep on hand and 2- Cook quick and easy meals from these basic ingredients. An added bonus to having a Better Pantry is saving money by stocking… Continue Reading Build a Better Pantry Part 1: Non-Perishable Food